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  • Howard and Carol Mercer
    April 20, 2013 - 13:06

    I am the (adopted daughter of Charles W. Hoffe) he lived on the Labrador in Battle Harbour for 14 years. between I believe the years 1921-1935. My brother Gerald (biological son) of Charles and Mary (White) Hoffe was born in an upstairs room of the house that Sir Wilfred Grenfell had for his staff. At one point there was a hospital at Battle Harbour but it burned down some time before my brother was born. A month before my brother passed away he had a phone call from the Battle Harbour Heritage Foundation. They were going to dedicate this room in his honour. It was either going to be a plaque beside or a name on the room. I phone the Heritage people. The lady I spoke with said if I came down I could sleep in this room. It was being used as a museum for Dr. Grenfell's medical articles. They moved the articles to another location as they needed the extra bedroom for the now bed and breakfast. Please God I hope to visit Battle Harbour in the near future. My father Charles W. Hoffe was hired as manager of the Baine Johnson business and this house was given to him and my mother as part of being the manager. They had a maid Flo Pollock and an outside man Mr. Ned Neil from Spaniard's Bay. Would love to hear from you. I feel we have something in common. I presently live in Waasis, NB just outside Oromocto. God Bless.

  • minnie
    January 12, 2013 - 09:29

    Top of the line reading.It was a christmas gift to me from one of my sons, just cant put it down.